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Style, quality and sustainable design

“Sustainability”, “transparency” and “authenticity” are perhaps the most well-known and over-used buzzwords in business today. They can be very easy to say, but perhaps not always so easy to put into practice.
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See & Do Good

We have worked hard to build a brand that puts people and the planet at the heart of every decision we make. The purpose of our motto See & Do Good” is to remind us every day that we are not just creating stylish eyewear that helps people appreciate the beauty of the world around them, we are also making an effort to make the world a fairer, cleaner and healthier place for future generations.

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Sustainable materials
Our high-quality eyewear is made using sustainable materials, including bio-based plastics, titanium and stainless steel.
02
Bio-based polymer
Our polymer frames are either 65% or 100% bio based. We are therefore making great progress at a time when only 0.5% of the total plastics produced worldwide are made from plant derivatives.
03
121,000 bottles
Since 2017, over 121,000 empty plastic bottles have been recycled into neubau eyewear cleaning cloths. The 12 grams of plastic derived from a single half-liter bottle is enough to make two cloths.
04
218,000 wrappers
The recycled-plastic cleaning cloths are wrapped exclusively in recyclable paper, which eliminated the need for 218,000 plastic wrappers between 2017 and 2019.
05
Solar panel
We also feed the power grid at our production site with our three innovative Smartflower solar panel systems which generate 40% more solar energy than traditional panels.
06
Renewable energy
Since 2017 both neubau production plants in Austria and the Czech Republic have been powered by 100% renewable energy.
07
90% smaller footprint
Our recyclable soft cases, introduced in 2017, have a 90% smaller carbon footprint than conventional hard cases.
08
High air filtering standards
Our strict exhaust air purification process filters out 97% of carbon emissions, well above legal requirements.
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1 ton/year CO2 savings
By producing our demo lenses in Austria, we save at least one ton of CO2 emissions each year from transportation alone.
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Code of Conduct
Since 2019, our Code of Conduct for suppliers
requires strict adherence to environmental
norms and responsible sourcing practices.

Local production, green energy and zero emissions

To achieve our sustainability goals, we take every measure possible to reduce the environmental impact of our production practices. At neubau eyewear, we don’t just talk the talk, but actually walk the walk when it comes to sustainable production.

Neubau sustainability solar panel Smartflower

Sustainable materials

At a time of unprecedented climate change, resource depletion and biodiversity loss, we know it is important to have a clear vision and robust strategies to ensure that we are part of the positive change we want to see. For us this starts with the materials we use to create our high-quality, urban-inspired eyewear.

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65% of this innovative bio-based polyamide material is made up of oil extracted from organically grown castor beans. The remaining 35% is regular polymer which is needed to reinforce the strength and elasticity of the material. naturalPX doesn’t just help us minimize our carbon footprint, it allows us to design and manufacture highperformance eyewear in a wide range of stylish colors and finishes.

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natural3D is a 100% bio-based poly­mer made from castor oil beans which we use in our 3D print­ing pro­cess. This mater­i­al is not only derived from a renew­able source, it also enables us to pro­duce the frames without cre­at­ing or cut­ting waste, so the whole pro­cess leaves an extremely small eco­lo­gic­al footprint.

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Titanium

The titanium we use in our eyewear is made from high-quality beta titanium which is an alloy of titanium with the addition of other metals such as vanadium and aluminum which provide additional strength and toughness. We only use high-grade titanium from Japan from suppliers who meet our rigorous quality requirements.

Neubau sunglasses Flo silky rose stainless steel

Stainless steel

Stainless steel is an alloy of iron and carbon steel with chromium and other elements. It is an environmentally friendly choice of material as it can be recycled an indefinite number of times, with no degradation. 65% of the stainless steel we use for our products is recycled steel and it is estimated that around 80% of all stainless steel worldwide is recycled, making it the most recycled material on the planet.

Consistent ecology

We are grateful for the energy, dedication and creativity of everyone in the neubau family who is driving forward technical innovation in our production processes and practices, from closing the loop in our 3D printing process to providing cleaning cloths made from recycled PET bottles. Every effort that is made to minimize waste, conserve energy and safeguard water supplies helps us to live up to our green objectives.

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With the big challenges today there come a lot of responsibilities, but also huge possibilities to use our potentials the best we can. Our key values help us to stay on track ans are part of everything we do.

Daniel Liktor
Global Brand Director of neubau eyewear
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